Whilst im all in favour of caution and having a few dry goods and water set aside for emergancies. I think this Swine Flu crap has gone on long enough.
Yes it might be made a Pandemic, that does NOT mean that people are going to die all over the show. A pandemic just means that its easy to catch, and its spreading. Thats all.
The death rate is really pretty crap as a % (under 4, and thats based on statistics of those not treated properly in mexico ). 36,000 people die in the US alone of the NORMAL flu. Just because somebody dies of a FLU , does not mean its the SWINE FLU. Try reading the WHO website for more information, its actually a lot better and more factual than most news websites.
Heres some REAL information about it.
New diseases are, by definition, poorly understood. Influenza viruses are notorious for their rapid mutation and unpredictable behaviour. THIS is the only thing you need to really be worried about. So far its all good, sit back, enjoy life, and try not to worry so much.
The reason people are in a panic is because this can come to you. Most of us avoid conflicts and confrontation, we sit in our happy little houses and go to work every day and live happy lives. Things like Wars etc dont affect us because its nowhere near us. There a are people dieing all around the world which are a little more worry some. Check out these stats.
Casualties in Afghanistan:
|Afghan troops killed:||11,017||Afghan troops seriously injured:||33,051|
|Afghan civilians killed:||7,373||Afghan civilians seriously injured:||13,271|
|U.S. troops killed:||574||U.S. troops seriously injured:||1,722|
|Other coalition troops killed:||484||Other coalition troops seriously injured:||1,452|
|Contractors killed:||75||Contractors seriously injured:||2,428|
|Journalists killed:||6||Journalists seriously injured:||unknown|
|Total killed in Afghanistan:||19,529||Total injured in Afghanistan:||51,924|
Most people couldn’t care less about those stats however, because it doesnt affect them.